Schools to Compete in Tree Planting Exercise

Schools to Compete in Tree Planting Exercise

KenGen Foundation Managing Trustee Mike Njeru said that the competition will see schools that take care of tree seedlings rewarded with a 20,000 liter water tank.

Njeru said the project is aimed at teaching students from semi arid areas on how to use little water in their disposal to increase forest coverage.

He added that the competition has seen an increase in tree plantation within the area since most of the pupils and students are learning about the importance of trees.

"More that 400,000 tree seedling are expected to be planted by the end of the competition," said Njeru.

The students, who participated in the competition, said that the task is difficult as they are forced to carry water from their homes in order to be able to water tree seedlings daily before they wither.

Bamburi Cement Cooperate Manage Susan Ndambiri, said that the competition has its challenges and will be entering the second face during the ongoing rainy season.

She added that this will also enable residents to learn and understand the importance of tree planting using available waters sources.

"Mbeere will be transformed to a highly productive zone in future since the project will wipe out perennial drought that has hit the area for a long time," said Ndambiri.

By Musalia Wycliffe 

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